Courtney Sketches Out Agenda Under a Biden Administration

CT Examiner spoke with Joe Courtney, Connecticut’s 2nd District representative, about his legislative priorities heading into the lame duck session and the next administration.  The following transcript has been edited for clarity and condensed.  Stimulus and the Lame Duck CT EX: What are the prospects for a stimulus package and COVID relief bill in the new Congress?  COURTNEY: First off, we’re still seeking to get a COVID relief bill done in the lame duck session. No one’s given up on that, and Plan A is still to get relief out as soon as possible. COVID is picking up speed, and

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Halda Therapeutics Joins Redevelopment of Winchester Arms in New Haven

Halda Therapeutics, a Branford-based biotech company founded by Yale professor Craig Crews, is returning to New Haven.  The drug discovery startup signed a lease on a 9,800 square foot lab and office space in Science Park, located just west of Yale’s Science Hill campus at the former Winchester Arms factory. Halda recently completed a $25 million round of Series A financing. The move was announced Wednesday in a press release from Winchester Partners, a joint venture of Twining Properties, L+M Development Partners and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, which owns the former factory, a 145,000 square-foot building at 115

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Osten Offers Quick Take on Election

State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, will return to Hartford for her fourth term representing a district that stretches from Marlborough to Ledyard, beating back a challenge from Republican businessman Steve Weir with 54 percent of the vote.  “We ended up exactly where I was anticipating we would be at the end of the day,” Osten said. “I’m excited and honored to be reelected, because it lets you know what your job performance was.”  Speaking from the car as she drove up to Hartford, Osten said she was already putting in legislation requests for her fifth term. Among them are bills

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Paglino Offers Takeaway from Third-Party Bid

Green Party candidate Justin Paglino, a physician from Guilford, challenged incumbent Democrat Rosa Delauro for Connecticut’s third House district.  DeLauro beat back Paglino and her Republican challenger, real estate developer Margaret Streicker, with 54.7 percent of the vote.  For Paglino, his 1.4 percent of the vote counts as a win.  “I’m happy I got over one percent of the vote, because that means that the Green Party gets to keep a ballot line for the next election in two years,” Paglino said. “It was very grueling work getting 2,100 signatures over the summer, so I’m glad we don’t have to

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Door to Door with Senate Candidates for Southeast Connecticut

Every day of the 2020 campaign for the Connecticut State Senate has run under a shadow of pandemic, with reports in the final weeks before election day of increasing hospitalizations and a rising statewide daily positivity rate for COVID-19. “A second wave,” Gov. Ned Lamont called news on Thursday of a 6.1 percent state positivity rate. But with time still before the election, candidates are finding ways to get out the vote and get in touch with district residents. To get a flavor of the election and a sense of the challenges, CT Examiner checked in on two competitive races

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